Greg Young resides in Keller, TX along with his wife and two energetic children. He is President of a storage equipment company as well as a small business owner. He is a member of Northwood Church in Keller and loves serving wherever needed.
Greg has a passion for serving and is actively pursuing his calling in the Blast & Cast ministry team. He grew up spending time outdoors and loves hunting and fishing anytime there is an opportunity, but enjoys the company of other people and God’s creation the most. There is no better way to spend time with God than to be outdoors. Then add fellowship with our brothers and sisters…it doesn’t get any better than that!
Craig makes his home in The Woodlands, TX with his wife Kristin, daughter Caroline, and son Ethan. They attend WoodsEdge Community Church. Craig is Sr. Vice President of PSC Industrial Services based in the Houston, TX area.
Craig joined Blast & Cast because he felt God was leading him to do something more for Him. Blast & Cast had a unique ministry that was reaching men that worked in his business field (oil and gas), and he believed it was the ministry where he could make the most contribution for the Gospel.
Rob Purdy has served as the senior pastor at FBC Seabrook for 15 years. Rob has served as the Evangelism captain for several Promise Keepers events as well as filling several leadership positions with PK both here in Texas and in Hawaii. His passions in ministry are men and missions and he has been able to combine the two with international mission work in Samoa and in Senegal, West Africa.
Rob has fished all his life. He grew up salmon fishing in the Northwest, worked as a long-liner and crabber out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska and was the owner and captain of Sportfishing Services, Inc. for twelve years in Kona, Hawaii. He also loves to hunt waterfowl and upland birds.
A resident of Cypress, Texas since 1991, Brad Shaw is married with 3 children and is an active member of Cy-Fair Christian Church. Brad grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and graduated with a Finance degree from Sam Houston State University in 1988 where he was also a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. A sales professional since college, he is currently a partner and Sales and Marketing Manager for Badger Oilfield Services, LLC.
When he is not working, much of his free time is spent volunteering as a coach for his youngest son’s football and baseball teams and as the Head Referee for a local area swim team. An avid outdoorsman with a passion for bow hunting, Brad loves all types of hunting and fishing.
James Swanzy is a husband, father of two boys, and business owner. James is a member of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, and an active participant in men’s ministry. He has traveled to Vietnam three times to use his construction skills to enhance the livelihood of the people there, build a playground at a local school, and spread the love of Jesus through ministry.
James has attended Blast & Cast events since 2009 and credits the ministry with helping him align his heart and life with the Lord. He enjoys being a part of God’s work in other men’s lives through Blast & Cast.